Over the course of the last year, I had transitioned away from GoodTask to Things, then Todoist, then back to Things. I might have even missed a quick affair with OmniFocus as well. But I digress.
GoodTask has been my long-time favorite Reminders client. From the surprise the first time I started really using it to now, it has made improvement after improvement in both functionality and appearance settings (love me those themes) on all platforms – iOS, macOS, and the Apple Watch. I was inclined to go back to GoodTask when the Apple Watch app was updated, so I moved everything over there in the beta. I had mentioned to the developer that there were a couple features which I was missing from Things, but I was very happy with the improvements to the apps. Those suggestions plus others were carefully considered, because they are now in the version 4.5 update of the app.
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There has been an update released today for my task management app of choice, GoodTask. There is a lot to unpack with this update; you can read more in the full details for the update.
There are some great things that I want to quickly highlight:
- Full Drag/Drop support: There is a comprehensive list found in the full details. A couple of really nice touches include the ability to drag one or more tasks onto another task to create subtasks. You can also drag subtasks out to be full tasks.
- Smart Button: Navigating your lists is now easier than ever.
- Enhanced Tasks page: if you swipe from left to right on a task, it now puts you into the Quick Actions screen of your task. From there, you can use swipe to go to the other screens or the buttons at the top to change from screen to screen.
- Subtasks: Subtasks have been improved by including them inline as part of the task. This allows you to see what is left of a small project and move forward.
I’m sure I’m missing some items, but it’s the things that are making me stick with this. I’m absolutely loving my time with GoodTask.
GoodTask is available on the App Store for Free with an optional (but highly recommended) IAP of $5.
It’s fall – damn near winter – and that can only mean one thing: time to make my task management more complicated. I often use the summer to make my life simple, and then spend some time making things overly complicated. I’m always looking for a better way to handle my tasks. I’ve tried many task managers, and had gone through all of them. Or so I thought. I’ve had a few people suggest some apps to me, and I often think: do I really need another app? Apparently, the answer is yes. But this time feels different.
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